“These mug shots come from a police identification book. It was originally found in a junk shop and donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.” - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums 22 Responses Vicky August 31, 2012 Interesting to see how people have grown in a century. Most of the men here are 5’7″ and under! That said, even now Geordies tend to be smal and compact, all those generations working in the mines I guess. Reply MrB August 31, 2012 Two things I think are interesting/great about this: 1) Every villain has to have a picture with and without a hat 2) Having your photo taken still seems to be a novelty – some of the blokes are having a good laugh at the whole process. Also, although “Larceny” is still an offence in the US, it was abolished in the UK in 1969. Reply Drew August 31, 2012 Some ugly bastards for ya, I’ll say that. Reply Tago August 31, 2012 Alexander Murray aka. Antonio Cassano. Reply paul August 31, 2012 Can’t help thinking some of the men photographed here have grandchildren or great-grandchildren who have been on the Jeremy Kyle show. Reply Other Paul August 31, 2012 I was expecting more gentleman jewel thieves, cat burglars or confidence tricksters. At least a tax-dodger. But no. All sadly ordinary. Reply Red Cardinal August 31, 2012 “Died in Action Benwell Hotel” That was a serious pub fight! Reply BillW August 31, 2012 Does the second one look like Matt Damon to anyone else? Reply Lisa Arwen September 1, 2012 Yes, I thougt the same thing. Reply Matthew Carrick September 1, 2012 Occupation: Billiard Marker . . . huh? Reply Jen September 1, 2012 So that’s how James Potter really died? are any of these fellows muggles? Reply Rob September 1, 2012 There seems to be a disproportional amount of grey-eyed people in Newcastle. Reply Noni September 1, 2012 @BillW: yes! Reply kerry September 1, 2012 They all did acceptable crimes to be in the main population.I wonder how many were drug addicted or alcoholic.2 of them I found sexy,suderland being one and the guy with scar,another.They did there own thing,and i bet some were charmers.I am surprised about the short heights,most had blue eyes.. Reply Dunnie September 1, 2012 People were shorter back then because their diets were much poorer than they are now. Reply Steve Austin September 1, 2012 WOW! Some serious crimes of hair cuts in them days. Reply Aristocrat September 2, 2012 Wow. I never knew that teaching your dog to be housebroken would get you arrested in Newscastle. There must have been poop everywhere in those days. Reply Moses September 6, 2012 Dont judge these people. Most are probably poor, uneducated, and come from terrible familys. In that situation you would probably steal to. Anything to make life worth living. Reply Mike October 17, 2012 Yeah, try to tell that to the JUDGE. All sorts of poor, uneducated people from terrible families have been able to make an honest living. Take a look at those tablets again, Moses. Reply eyda September 28, 2012 I like how John Gallagher got the “s” taken off of eyes to accommodate his condition. Reply CWalois October 5, 2012 One of these guys looks an awful lot like Don Knotts. Reply Jorg huggleikur January 1, 2013 I crapped my pants laughing at those morons Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.